Love Island star and actress Olivia Hawkins appears in prerecorded EastEnders cameo

Love Island star and actress Olivia Hawkins appears in prerecorded EastEnders cameo – as she makes her moves in the South African villa

She’s looking for love in the South African villa.

But for Olivia Hawkins Love Island isn’t her first brush with fame as she made a brief cameo on an episode of EastEnders this week amid her work as an extra actress.

Ahead of entering the reality TV show it was revealed that the ring girl, 27, is also a  body double for Michelle Keegan, starred in music videos for Craig David and played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig.

Star: For Olivia Hawkins Love Island isn’t her first brush with fame as she made a brief cameo on an episode of EastEnders this week amid her work as an extra actress

And on Wednesday night’s prerecorded EastEnders episode (January 18) Olivia made a brief appearance in one of the scenes.

She was seen in a scene where Zack Hudson walked into Peggy’s bar and spoke to Sam Mitchell.

As the two chatted, there was a shot of Olivia looking over at them – sporting her long dark tresses and glamorous makeup.

Career: Ahead of entering the reality TV show it was revealed that the ring girl, 27, is also a body double for Michelle Keegan , starred in music videos for Craig David and played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig

Career: Ahead of entering the reality TV show it was revealed that the ring girl, 27, is also a body double for Michelle Keegan , starred in music videos for Craig David and played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig

Here she is: And on Wednesday night's EastEnders episode (January 18) Olivia made a brief appearance in one of the scenes

Here she is: And on Wednesday night’s EastEnders episode (January 18) Olivia made a brief appearance in one of the scenes

And it isn’t her first time starring in the popular BBC One soap. 

In one of the New Year’s episodes Olivia worked as a body double for character Whitney Dean, played by Shona McCarthy.

Olivia is a true triple threat and has worked successfully as an actress, model and dancer. 

She has starred in music videos for Craig David, danced at Wembley Arena with Charli XCX and is close pals with TOWIE’s Sam Faiers.

Brief: She was seen in a scene where Zack Hudson walked into Peggy's bar and spoke to Sam Mitchell

Brief: She was seen in a scene where Zack Hudson walked into Peggy’s bar and spoke to Sam Mitchell

Cameo: As the two chatted, there was a shot of Olivia looking over at them - sporting her long dark tresses and glamorous makeup

Cameo: As the two chatted, there was a shot of Olivia looking over at them – sporting her long dark tresses and glamorous makeup

Acting: In one of the New Year's episodes Olivia worked as a body double for character Whitney Dean, played by Shona McCarthy

Acting: In one of the New Year’s episodes Olivia worked as a body double for character Whitney Dean, played by Shona McCarthy

Speaking about her claim to fame she said: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life’.

She’s also played a waitress in one of the smash hit James Bond films opposite Daniel Craig. 

Olivia stood in for former Corrie actress Michelle during her 2017 Very ad and casts a striking resemblance to the star.

Elsewhere in her varied career she she has also stood in for Harry Potter Emma Watson, who is a brand ambassador for Prada.

Nice! Olivia, from Brighton, is a true triple threat and has worked successfully as an actress, model and dancer

Nice! Olivia, from Brighton, is a true triple threat and has worked successfully as an actress, model and dancer

When she is not modelling Olivia works as a ring girl for KSI, which sees her holding cards at boxing matches.

Dressed in skimpy ensembles she lets the crowd know which round the competitors are playing and has described herself a ‘knockout’. 

The beauty has revealed that she has ‘never been in a relationship’ but now hopes to change that during her time in the villa.  

She said: ‘I’m 27 and I’ve never been in a relationship so I feel like now I’m really ready to settle down and hopefully find the love of my life.’ 

Knockout: When she is not modelling Olivia works as a ring girl for KSI, which sees her holding cards at boxing matches

Knockout: When she is not modelling Olivia works as a ring girl for KSI, which sees her holding cards at boxing matches

Speaking about why she was single she went on to say: ‘Out of choice and maybe because in the past I’ve had commitment issues – but I’d say it’s mainly just the wrong boy, wrong time’.  

Before entering the villa the villa Olivia gushed that celebrity crush was muscle bound boxer Anthony Joshua. 

Olivia has an impressive 10.5K followers on Instagram even before entering the villa. 

She posts slew of saucy snaps from her globe-trotting adventures where she shows off her jaw-dropping figure.

Claim to fame: Michelle Keegan body double Olivia also stood in for the Brassic star (right) while shooting an ad for the actress¿ Very campaign in 2017

Uncanny: The new Islander is the spitting image of actress Michelle

Claim to fame: Michelle Keegan body double Olivia also stood in for the Brassic star (right) while shooting an ad for the actress’ Very campaign in 2017 

According to The Sun star’s to have liked her photos include EastEnders stars Max Bowden and Zack Morris as well as Pete Wicks. 

You can find her Instagram at @livhawkinss. 

Olivia is currently coupled up with bombshell Tom stole her from farmer Will but has been flirting and getting to know Haris as the drama heats up in the first week.

LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Tanya Manhenga 

Name: Tanya Manhenga

Age: 22

Location: Liverpool

Occupation: Student and model

Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’

‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’

‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’

Lana Jenkins 

Name: Lana Jenkins

Age: 25

Location: Luton

Occupation: Makeup artist

Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.

‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’

Anna-May Robey

Anna-May Robey 

Name: Anna-May Robey

Age: 20

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Payroll assistant

Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’

‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’

‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’

Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan

Name: Tanyel Revan

Age: 26

Location: North London

Occupation: Hair stylist

Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’

‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’

‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Name: Olivia Hawkins

Age: 27

 Location: Brighton

Occupation: Ring girl and actress

Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’

‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’

Tom Clare

Tom Clare

 Name: Tom Clare

 Age: 23

Location: Barnsley

Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer

Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan

David Salako

David Salako

Name: David Salako

Age: 24

Location: Essex

Occupation: Money adviser 

Something not many people know about him: ‘I can sing, but I will never sing! I just haven’t got the confidence to do it.’

Kai Fagan 

 Name: Kai Fagan

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Science and PE teacher

Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’

‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’

‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’

Ron Hall

Ron Hall

 Name: Ron Hall

Age: 25

Location: Essex

Occupation: Financial advisor 

Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’

‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’

Will Young

Will Young

 Name: Will Young

Age: 23

Location: Buckinghamshire

Occupation: Farmer

Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’

‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!

‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’ 

Shaq Muhammad

Shaq Muhammad

Name: Shaq Muhammad

Age: 24

 Location: London

Occupation: Airport security officer

Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’  

‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry. 

That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’

Haris Namani

Haris Namani

Name: Haris Namani

Age: 21

 Location: Doncaster

Occupation: TV salesman

Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’

‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown

Age: 25

Location: London

Occupation: Model and property developer

Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’

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